ECHA’s committees support restricting silicone-based substances in consumer and professional products


The consolidated opinion of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Analysis supporting ECHA’s proposal to restrict the use of the cyclosiloxanes D4, D5 and D6 is now available.

The proposal aims to restrict the placing on the market of products containing these substances in concentrations of more than 0.1 % weight-by-weight and could lead to a 90 % reduction in overall emissions to the environment. Cosmetics are the main source of releases of D4, D5 and D6.

The opinion has now been sent to the European Commission for decision making, and they will have three months to produce a draft amendment to the list of restrictions. 

ECHA, 3 June 2020